Posts From May, 2020

Acupuncture is Preventative Medicine

Why use acupuncture even when you’re not sick. By Dr. Andrew Godenick ND L.Ac The accumulation of daily stress can throw you off your game, knock your body off balance, block energy channels, and make you more prone to catching a cold or flu, or worse, predispose you to developing chronic disease. Receiving acupuncture in


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Exercise and the Immune System

Regular exercise is one of the pillars of healthy living. It improves cardiovascular health, lowers blood pressure, helps control body weight, and protects against a variety of diseases. Just like a healthy diet, exercise can contribute to general good health and therefore to a healthy immune system. It may contribute even more directly by promoting


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Acupuncture is Preventative Medicine

Receiving acupuncture in a regular manner, is a means of health maintenance.  Like brushing and floss your teeth to prevent cavities, the earliest recordings of the application of acupuncture was to head off health problems before they occur, while allowing the mind, body and spirit to remain peaceful and harmonious.  The accumulation of daily stress


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Acupuncture and Immunity

Acupuncture for over 3000 years has been used for all types of issues, from relieving back pain to treating stroke. As the years advanced, a protocol becomes needed especially in todays age of evidence based practice, thus although there are 3000 years of acupuncture clinical treatments in treating and boosting the immune system, we have


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Stress: What can we Control?

Here are some suggestions for dealing with the stress you may be feeling from the Covid-19 pandemic. First, a couple of thoughts about stress. The relationship between stress and increased pain has been well studied, providing clear evidence that increased stress leads to increased nervous system response and increased inflammation, which in turn results in


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Acupuncture point Gallbladder 34

GB34, Yang Ling Quan, translated as Yang Mound Spring is located in the depression anterior and inferior to the head of the fibula.  It is the he-sea point of the Gallbladder channel.  He-sea points are located around the elbow or knees and metaphorically describes the merge of the rivers (of qi) joining and emptying into


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Telehealth and Physical Therapy

When someone thinks of physical therapy, what most often comes to mind is treatment in a clinic or in a hospital. The therapist is on hand providing instruction on exercise and function as well as hands-on manual treatment. Perhaps heating pads, ice pack, or electric stimulation is included as well. However, there is another option.


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